Kansas votes to tax abortions — should labor unions be taxed as well?
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Catch that? Mr. Brownlie and his Planned Parenthood friends are angry because the government — the Kansas legislature in this case — is using “the power of the state to impose their views” on abortion.
Which is, but of course, exactly the charge of Cardinal Dolan and his fellow Catholic leaders about Secretary Sebelius and the Obama Administration.
Quite clearly, turnabout is fair play.
And why stop with labor unions and abortion? What about the media?
If liberal heroine Sandra Fluke can say…
Without insurance coverage, contraception can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school. For a lot of students who, like me, are on public interest scholarships, that’s practically an entire summer’s salary. Forty percent of female students at Georgetown Law report struggling financially as a result of this policy.
… then surely it’s fair to note that without government intervention, the cost to a conservative man or woman of getting fair and equal coverage of conservative viewpoints written or broadcast by conservatives with an audience equal to that of the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC, CBS, NBC and NPR is practically an entire lifetime of earnings if not several times that amount. Doubtless somewhere around 100% percent of middle and working class conservative Americans would be struggling financially if they tried to achieve the audience of the above mentioned news outlets.
So why can’t the government — the FCC — force liberal news media outlets, both print and broadcast, to dedicate fifty percent of their print space and airtime to conservatives? Yes, I know the FCC doesn’t regulate print media — that too can be changed.
Better yet — make that fairer still — since conservatives have only one cable news network (Fox News) and one national broadsheet (Wall Street Journal) to their credit, why shouldn’t the government simply split the remaining outlets 50-50?
Isn’t it time to redistribute liberal media? Fair, after all, is fair.
Of America’s “national” broadcast and cable networks, plus newspapers and magazines — ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Time and Newsweek — why shouldn’t they simply be redistributed 50-50 between conservatives and liberals?
If the Pope is no longer infallible on Catholic Doctrine — why is the Sulzberger family infallible in forcing their liberal views on the newspaper they own — the New York Times?
Let’s go back to Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood receives federal tax dollars? Excellent. Then 50 percent of the decision-making power of Planned Parenthood should be redistributed to those who are pro-life and are footing the bill for Planned Parenthood. A government regulation here, a government regulation there and — presto! The chairmanship of Planned Parenthood would rotate annually between liberal and conservative. By government mandate.
The current chair of Planned Parenthood is liberal Cecilia Guthrie Boone. As long as conservatives are being forced to pick up the tab for Ms. Boone’s organization, I already have my pick for Ms. Boone’s successor:
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online